Wed, Jan 11th 2012, 11:25AM

For Authors

The Middle East Journal (MEJ) welcomes manuscripts from various disciplines relating to the post–World War II Middle East, as well as Pakistan, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Submissions should be based on original research and analysis, and are subject to a double-blind peer review process that maintains the anonymity of authors and reviewers. Articles substantially shorter than 3,500 words or longer than 10,000 words will not be reviewed; research articles in the range of 7,000 to 8,000 words are generally preferred, though shorter articles of a policy nature will also be considered.

MEJ prefers manuscripts be submitted electronically to the Journal's Submissions Desk at, as a Microsoft Word or rich text attachment. Manuscripts must include a cover page containing the paper's title, author’s name and institutional affiliation, and a 75-word abstract.

Manuscripts submitted for consideration by the Journal must not be submitted simultaneously to any other publication, nor may they have been previously published elsewhere including online or as a working paper, in English or any other language.

Within six weeks of submission, the MEJ editorial staff will perform a preliminary, in-house review to decide whether to consult anonymous reviewers from among the leading experts in the manuscript's area of specialization or subfield. Due to coordination between MEJ staff and reviewers, 3 to 5 months should be expected before receiving back reviews from the Journal's Editor. A decision will be reached as quickly as the review process permits, but MEJ is not responsible for delays in the decision process. Upon publication, authors will receive a copy of the issue in which it appears as well as a PDF file of the typeset article.


Text and reference note style should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. All manuscripts must use footnotes rather than endnotes or in-line citations, and short citations instead of ibid. or op cit. MEJ transliterates according to the following styles, albeit without diacritical marks and and with deference to preferred usage:

Arabic: The International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES)
Hebrew: American Library AssociationLibrary of Congress (ALA-LC)
Persian: US Board of Geographic Names (BGN)

Please address any questions regarding the submissions process to the Journal's Managing Editor (

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